Lleyton Hewitt: Nick Kyrgios must be physically and mentally prepared before competing

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With questions circulating Nick Kyrgios’ absence from two recent hardcourt tournaments in the United States, Lleyton Hewitt has revealed that the Australian has been recovering after being physically and mentally tolled from the Australian Open.

Kyrgios stunned fans across Australia when he kick-started Tennis Australia’s bushfire campaign and played out a fourth round blockbuster against Rafael Nadal at last month’s Australian Open.

Captain of Australia’s Davis Cup team, Lleyton Hewitt, believes Kyrgios needs to be cautious with how many events he participates in, making sure not to overwork himself in the lead up to a grand slam tournament.

Hewitt stressed that Kyrgios should only play when he knows he’s ready, in order to keep his physical and mental toll in check.

“He entered Delray Beach and New York before that but after how many matches and big matches he played at the Australian Open he had to withdraw from New York — he wasn’t ready to go then,” Hewitt told The Age.

“And I think that’s really important for him mentally and physically throughout the year, depending on how he is feeling. Last week in Delray Beach he went there and tried to play, he wasn’t quite ready.

“Now he is in Acapulco, I think it is going to be such an important time for him to pick and choose and the fortunate thing for him is sometimes coming into a Davis Cup tie you want guys to play a lot of matches.

“Nick, on the other hand, is a guy who the ball striking is gonna be there. It is about him being mentally and physically ready to compete and I think this is good for him.”

The comments made by Hewitt followed Kyrgios’ recent outrage over the scheduling of clay court tournaments.

“If you think having all these clay court tournaments whilst we are in the midst of the hard court season is good for the sport and the future of tennis continue to argue,” Kyrgios responding to a post from a user on Twitter.

Sourced by: Nine WWOS

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